Croupier (2000)

London's gambling world is the setting for this complex thriller, where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes a job as a croupier to support his art. Knowing the dangers of the cards, Jack is adamant… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 26, 2001
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The writer slumming for human truths and real experience is a common enough story, but this cool-headed and slick thriller provides a gut-churningly compelling backdrop to a look at our darker sides.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Croupier is taut, tense and enthralling, as smart and surprising as its protagonist.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Owen is superb.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the very best movies of this beloved and sleazy genre.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Gambling and gamblers are a movie staple, but Croupier comes at the sport and its population from a fresh and, finally, rewardingly wide perspective.

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Dan Jardine

Clive Owen's breakthrough role

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a model of what might be accomplished by a capable director working on a small budget - namely one of the best films of the year.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The choice of Clive Owen as the star is a good one. He's got the same sort of physical reserve as Sean Connery in the Bond pictures.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

For refusing to lie down and let his film die and for returning some much needed cred to British cinema, Hodges deserves another roll of the dice.

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George Perry

For once here is a British film that is both tough and intelligent, and so well-researched that it will probably tell you more about how casinos work than had it been a documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Unconventional story - almost a head-scratcher to follow - that's plagued, unfortunately, by a low budget and a strange lack of reaction by the protagonist… More
Wahida K
Hang On Tightly... Let Go Lightly
paul oh
There are few movies that actually take a look at the deep issues of people in the gambling business. Clive Owens was just fantastic playing Jack, a writer to… More
Drew Smith
Clive Owen, sexiest motherfucker on the whole damn block, ladies and gentlemen. He'll never top this. This is how to craft a badass without making him seem… More
Cynthia S.
This movie has a lot of things going for it. Clive Owen, gambling and violence. But as an American used to American movies of the same nature, this movie just… More
Tim Sigur
Huge Clive Owen fan (like Caine, reeks off badassness). I liked this film, but felt that it fell apart in the end. My favorite part of the story was the writer… More